Coochin Creek, Caloundra

Coochin Creek, Caloundra

 

The paddle

 

Interesting paddles up to 3 hours duration are available on the tidal creeks within the Coochin Creek system. These creeks are bordered with overhanging trees and good water reflections are usually present. Upstream Coochin Creek and Mellum Creek can be explored until logs across the creeks prevent further exploration.

 

How to get there

 

(i) Boat Ramp – Commencing at the intersection of Roys Road with the Bruce Highway turn off the highway in an easterly direction and proceed along Roys Road for approx 5.2kms, then turn in a southerly direction to the Boat Ramp.

           

(ii) End of Roys Road Ð Although it is on the Pumicestone Channel it can be used as a launch location for exploring the lower reaches of Coochin Creek. Good navigation is required to find the mouth of Coochin Creek from this launch location.

 

What to expect Ð water conditions, etc

 

Suitable for all weather conditions however best on the higher tides.

 

Distance/Time to allow

 

You can tailor your paddles to the time that you have available. You can organise interesting paddles of 2 to 4 hours in duration.

 

Camping facilities, accommodation, etc

 

There are a range of camping and accommodation choices available in the Sunshine Coast area.

 

Other attractions in the area

 

Fishing. Surf. A number of other creeks and rivers. National Parks and natural environments. Cruises and other attractions.

 

Other useful information

 

Further information on this area can be located through this website:

 

www.sunshinecoast.org

 

Suncoast Seniors Recreational Kayak Club and the Sunshine Coast Canoe Club both  regularly paddle in this area if you are local joining the club is a good way to find out about other secret canoe trips and to enjoy the company of like minded paddlers.